Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor InterMedia
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Full-time
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Methods of Design Research
Course unit code 025217022110
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Sarah SCHLATTER, Angelika SIMMA-WALLINGER


Prerequisites and co-requisites

None


Course content
  • Foundations of design research
  • Presentation and application of appropriate methods
  • Dealing with "objectivity" and "subjectivity"
  • Formulation and visualization of results
  • Visual and sensory methods of research

Learning outcomes

The students are able to see, understand and apply an expanded concept of design. 

The students know  

  • the link between applied design and design sciences and therefore the options in terms of research for, about and through design.  
  • the problems of the generalisation of rules of behaviour in connection with design processes that are created for certain situations, contexts and times and cannot be repeated in terms of the effect of their reception.  
  • different discourses on ideas about design, working methods in the field of professional design, approaches to assess and evaluate design processes.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, discusssions Tutorial using the example of a design research field, practical exercise


Assessment methods and criteria

Presentation


Comment

None


Recommended or required reading
  • Baur, Rudi Intégral (2009): Antizipieren, Hinterfragen, Einschreiben, Irritieren, Orientieren, Übersetzen, Unterscheiden. Baden: Lars Müller Verlag.
  • Brandes, Uta; Erlhoff, Michael; Schemmann, Nadine (2009): Designtheorie und Designforschung. Paderborn: UTB W. Fink.
  • Ibach, Jörg (2014): Ästhetische Impulse der Netzkommunikation, Eine designwissenschaftliche Betrachtung multimedialer Diskurse, Bielefeld: Transcript.
  • Kempter, Guido; Mayer, Horst O.; Weidmann, Karl-Heinz (2011): design 2 product - Beiträge zur empirischen Designforschung; Hohenems: Bucher.
  • Michel, Ralf (Hg.) (2007): Design Research Now. Essays and Selected Projects. Basel: Birkhäuser.
  • Reuter, Wolf D.; Jonas, Wolfgang; Rittel, Horst W.J. (2013): Thinking Design: Transdisziplinäre Konzepte für Planer und Entwerfer. Basel: Birkhäuser.
  • Romero-Tejedor, Felicidas; Jonas, Wolfgang (2010): Positionen zur Designwissenschaft. Kassel: University Press.
  • Schneider, Beat (2005): Design - eine Einführung: Entwurf im sozialen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Kontext. Basel: Birkhäuser.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with compulsory attendance